“Everything they told you was a lie.” we’ve had mini teases and now Paramount Pictures have finally unveiled the first full UK trailer for Ghost In The Shell live action movie.A Hollywood adaptation that’s been causing so much stir for the wrong reasons, but now we have the first footage. Will you be judge, jury and executioner or like us give this movie a chance? If you adored the original animated version, the first promo teases that this movie will pay ode to the original, check it out…
A few hours ago in Tokyo Japan, the trailer was launched with Scarlett Johansson, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, and director Rupert Sanders all in attendance. The select few who were fortunate to attend were treated not just to the 2-minute trailer but also an exhibition of some of the props from the movie. If you are familiar with Ghost In The Shell anime you will see quite a few iconic scenes.
Ghost In The Shell follows the Major (Johansson), special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.
The visual aesthetic is gorgeous that’s stylish as well as lives up to the Cyberpunk stylings we expect from the sub-genre. There is plenty of Japanese imagery on show here, those Robot Geisha prove that you should never take anything at face value, in this case, could get you killed. The Wachowski’s have openly said the 1995 anime inspired their Matrix trilogy and Rupert Sanders looks to have taken inspiration from both.
There’s plenty of action but what the trailer does do is that Scarlett Johansson‘s character does have the past, with one scene shows her look at what looks like a tombstone. Is it hers?
Who is Mamoru Oshii? Oshii is the director of the animated movie this movie is based on and to hopefully elevate some of those criticisms this movie seems to be getting a new featurette has been created. He discusses director Rupert Sanders’ vision for his creation.
We’re excited to see this and we know a lot of negativity is spreading through Hollywood at this stage, all we say is give it a chance then judge it. Ghost In The Shell will be out in UK&Ireland Spring 2017. The movie also stars Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche and Kaori Momoi.